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Guitar and Travel Guitar and Lap Guitar
Guitar-like instruments have been in use for over 5,000 years. The name guitar originates from the Spanish language (Guitarra) and was then transferred to German. It reaches back to the old Greek word Kithara which describes a lute instrument of Greek antiquity. Nowadays, it is one of the world's most widespread and recognizable instruments. Certainly one reason for its popularity is the great variety of ways to express rhythms, melodies and moods. The best proof is in the manifold genres where the Guitar is played. Generally, guitars have either six or twelve strings, which are tuned to E-A-D-G-B-E.